Marilyn statue stickered

Chicago’s newest statue is… a 26-foot tall Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing up. So tourists can, well, look up her skirt. That’s not objectifying towards women or anything.

26 foot tall Marilyn Monroe statue

Friendlyneighbourhoodcurmudgeon writes: “I went back to the Marilyn Monroe statue today and someone took my “this is offensive to women” sticker off.. SO I PUT ON ANOTHER and I got a picture this time.”

Marilyn Monroe statue with a pink sticker on its leg


Responses to racist anti-abortion billboards in the U.S.

Anti-abortion groups in the U.S. are currently running a campaign of unbelievably racist and sexist billboard ads specifically targeted at Black women. A group called Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice asked women what they thought about the ads. Here’s one of the responses below.

The billboard ad in the background is a little hard to see: it shows a Black baby, with “Black & beautiful” written across the top, and “” across the bottom.

Cosmosaurus Rex says: contribute to a Cosmo parody!

Altered image of a Cosmopolitan magazine cover, with a dinosaur where the model would normally be.
Image description: a spoof of a Cosmopolitan magazine cover, in which the model has been replaced by a dinosaur. The text at the bottom reads: “Women have evolved. We have more interesting things to think about than following the latest fad diets, or tips on ‘how to please our man’. COSMO: A MAGAZINE FOR DINOSAURS”

OK, this hastily-Gimped spoof of Cosmopolitan magazine kind of sucks – could you do better? Some students at York university were angered when female students were targeted with “Cosmo on Campus”, a smaller version of the regular Cosmo. So they’re going to put together a Cosmo spoof, and they’re calling for submissions.

The boundless popularity of Special-K Lady, and a vintage feminist subvert

The subverted Special-K lady ad was featured in a Sociological Images post: Resistance to Objectifying Advertising! This post features a few other nice examples of feminist graffiti we hadn’t seen before.

This one is especially cool, apparently it was done by an unknown subvertiser in the 70’s:

Image description: black and white photo of a billboard ad with a photo of a car, a “Fiat” logo and the text: “If it were a lady it would get its bottom pinched.” Someone has spraypainted on: “If this lady was a car she’d run you down.” This photo originates from a Flickr page here.